The Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science explores government policy, processes, political campaigning, political theory, legal studies, and international relations. The degree has a strong liberal arts focus and research focus designed to prepare students for graduate level training in a variety of disciplines along with entry-level work in a host of disparate fields. This is a broad-spectrum program that introduces students to the general study of the field of political science, and is suited for students with an interest in public policy, foreign affairs, issues in immigration and the environment as well as those seeking an academic foundation for work in political campaigns.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals:
Completion of all lower level courses with a “C” or better.
The following lower division courses, if not taken as part of an associate’s program, must be successfully completed before beginning upper division major courses ( Course equivalency is established by the dean of academic affairs from official transcripts received from regionally accredited institutions ):
The curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science requires 120.0 upper division semester credit hours consisting of 36 credits in lower division general education courses, 24 credits in lower division major courses, 12 credits in upper division general education courses, and 48 credits in upper division major. A total of 120 semester credit hours are required for the degree.
|Behavioral/Social Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|American History Pre 1876 (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|American History Since 1876 (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|Economics (3.0 credit hours)|
|Macroeconomics (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Contemporary World Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|College Math||3.0 credit hours|
|Applications of Mathematics||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics (required)||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|General Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Environmental Science (required)||3.0 credit hours|
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed with a minimum of a "C" before upper division courses are undertaken.
|Political Science Major Courses (48.0 credit hours)|
|Intergovernmental Relations||3.0 credit hours|
|Mass Media and Politics||3.0 credit hours|
|The American Presidency||3.0 credit hours|
|Voting Behavior and Public Opinion||3.0 credit hours|
|The Campaign Process||3.0 credit hours|
|Religion and Politics||3.0 credit hours|
|Intro to Public Policy||3.0 credit hours|
|Great Political Thinkers||3.0 credit hours|
|Middle East Foreign Policy||3.0 credit hours|
|Environmental Politics||3.0 credit hours|
|Public Finance||3.0 credit hours|
|The World Economy||3.0 credit hours|
|Urban Government Social Policy||3.0 credit hours|
|American Constitutional Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Immigration Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Issues in International Policy||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division General Education Courses (12.0 credit hours)|
|Conflict Resolution||3.0 credit hours|
|History of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Thinking||3.0 credit hours|
|Intermediate Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
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